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Paul Hamilton
October 04, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s opening night for the Buffalo Sabres. Head coach Phil Housley has been around this league for 35 years, but he still gets excited for it, “Yes, of course I do, especially with the group that we have this year. I’m really excited for them because they put a lot of work...
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Paul Hamilton
September 17, 2018 - 12:02 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres open the preseason tonight in Columbus. Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin are not in the lineup, so there’s a chance they’ll play at home on Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Phil Housley would not say to reporters. Tonight’s lineup features only a few guys you can expect on this year’...
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Paul Hamilton
June 04, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Batavia, NY (WGR 550) - Phil Housley was in Minnesota campaigning with his wife Karin as she’s running for a seat in the United States Senate, so he was not at the NHL Combine over the weekend in Buffalo. Housley was back in town Monday to participate in the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic and he...
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Paul Hamilton
April 09, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It was locker cleanout day for the Sabres and there was a dark cloud hanging over that arena. Phil Housley didn’t want to get into too many specifics, but Ryan O’Reilly was about as honest as any player that I have ever heard. Many players on this team have done nothing but...
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Paul Hamilton
April 04, 2018 - 1:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have three games left and Alex Nylander is getting rewarded with a stint in Buffalo. Both Nylander and Casey Mittelstadt were taken eighth overall by the Sabres, with Nylander one year older. Phil Housley believes the kid has earned a look up here, “He had a tough...
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Paul Hamilton
April 02, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - The NHL did not suspend or fine Scott Hartnell for his cheap hit on the smaller Victor Antipin. Hartnell got a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct, costing his team three power play goals and the game. Phil Housley wouldn’t comment on the hit after the game, but...
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Paul Hamilton
March 31, 2018 - 3:02 pm
Nashville, TN (WGR 550) - Phil Housley makes his return to Nashville on Saturday. The Sabres head coach was an assistant with the Predators for four seasons before coming to Buffalo. He said, “I’m just glad this game came at the end of the season because it would’ve been tough at the beginning of...
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Paul Hamilton
March 29, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Casey Mittelstadt has dreamed of this day his whole life and it’s finally here. The 19-year-old rookie will play his first NHL game tonight against Detroit. The kid has had three days of hype here in Buffalo and he’s ready to get at it, “When you’re growing up, you play this...
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Paul Hamilton
February 09, 2018 - 1:59 pm
Boston, MA (WGR 550) - We hear a lot about analytics in sports these days. The Philadelphia Eagles just won the Super Bowl with an aggressive approach, but what about the Buffalo Sabres? Tim Murray used his own version of analytics, which didn’t work at all when trying to build this team. It led...
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Paul Hamilton
January 31, 2018 - 5:04 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Evander Kane had a great offensive start to the season. He scored 12 goals in his first 21 games, but only has four in his last 29 games. Kane does not have a goal in 10 games and has just one in 14. Kane said, “I haven’t created much offensively in the last little bit...
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